Grassroot Wavelengths (GW) seeks to increase the capacities of these stations, while at the same time making them less expensive and more simple to operate. Our goal is to dramatically increase the number of stations in Europe and around the world. We start from peripheral and rural areas, usually most in need of local media
GW is build on the RootIO radio platform, a free/open hardware and software stack that allows the creation of a station based on an inexpensive smart phone. Community members listen on FM radio, and interact with the station through the Web and their phones.